Monday, November 23, 2020

Job guarantees and free money: 'Utopian' ideas tested in Europe amid the pandemic

Christine Jardine, a Scottish politician who represents Edinburgh in the UK parliament, was not a fan of universal basic income before the pandemic hit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/economy/universal-basic-income-europe-pandemic/index.html

Alibaba CEO on China's plans for tougher tech regulation

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang has described plans by Chinese regulators to tighten restrictions on internet companies as "timely and necessary."

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/tech/alibaba-regulations-china-internet-forum-hnk-intl/index.html

Shanghai airport momentarily descends into chaos after workers test positive for Covid-19

Shanghai's biggest international airport momentarily descended into chaos Sunday night, after authorities ordered a mass testing drive in response to a small outbreak of Covid-19 linked to several cargo handlers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/asia/shanghai-airport-coronavirus-testing-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Why does Hollywood get accents so wrong? A dialect coach explains

"Welcome to Ireland," intones Christopher Walken over drone shots of lush green farmland, his unique halting speech patterns -- New York via the moon -- only occasionally troubled by the mangled specter of a County Mayo lilt.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/dialect-coach-accent-travel/index.html

UAE's first national rail network 'has the potential to transform the economy'

In the Hajar Mountains between Dubai and Fujairah, engineers are blasting out a new frontier for the United Arab Emirates. Ton by ton, rock is making way for 16 kilometers of tunnel, which will one day see trains barreling throughar it on a journey from coast to coast, and potentially further afield.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/etihad-rail-uae-megaproject-spc-intl/index.html

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Macy's honors New York City's essential workers with holiday window displays

Nothing, not even a pandemic, can dampen the holiday spirit in New York City -- but we wouldn't be here without the essential workers who remain on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/us/macys-holiday-window-displays-essential-workers-trnd/index.html

Ethiopian PM issues 72-hour deadline for Tigrayan forces to surrender

After weeks of deadly conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan forces a 72-hour deadline to surrender.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/world/ethiopia-tigray-72-hour-deadline-intl/index.html

Job guarantees and free money: 'Utopian' ideas tested in Europe amid the pandemic

Christine Jardine, a Scottish politician who represents Edinburgh in the UK parliament, was not a fan of universal basic income before the p...